Baldur, Manitoba, is a small village located in the southwestern part of the province on Highway 23, equal distance between Brandon and Portage La Prairie.
Founded in 1880 with the coming of the railway, Baldur is named after a Norse god, as many of the first residents of the village were Icelandic.
Baldur is the birthplace of NHL Hall of Famer Tom Johnson, who played for the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins, as well as, the award winning author and naturalist Bill Stillwell, the only rural Manitoba author who has had two or more nationally best-selling books while remaining a resident of the area.
In early 1997, the Baldur Economic Development Committee approached the Cypress River Credit Union Board of Directors with a request to provide a credit union branch following the closure of the Royal Bank in Baldur. Once necessary approvals were granted, the new Cypress River Credit Union branch opened for business on January 6th, 1998 and later joined Sunrise Credit Union on October 1st, 2008.
Today, the Baldur Branch has close to 1,000 members and 7 employees.
We continue to support the community in a variety of ways.
Below are some of our highlights from 2012:
- Donated numerous baskets, and auction prize items to groups and organizations for fundraisers
- Provided cash and volunteers for Children’s Bouncers at the Summer Solstice
- Held their 2nd Annual BBQ for the Children’s Wish Foundation, raising $1054
- Awarded a scholarship to a Baldur High School student to attend the Faculty of Business Administration at The Brandon University